I have something I need to get off my chest.
I hate the idea of new years resolutions. For one, they don’t work and you end up falling off the wagon within a few weeks, and two why do we need a statutory holiday to remind us to improve upon ourselves? That being said, I am fully aware and respectful while at the same time being silently judgemental (I kid, I kid) that a large majority of the general populace likes to honour this tradition. With that in mind I have come up with a list this week of some new years beauty resolutions! Take a load off Annie, lets get down to brass tacks.
Take off your makeup when you go to bed. Sleeping in your makeup has been known to lead to such lovely things as: premature ageing, eye infections, and clogged pores. Plus, who wants to wake up in the morning with mascara all over their face? Heroin chic died out in the late nineties. Sorry, Kate Moss.
Speaking of cleanliness- wash your brushes! Which brushes? All of them! Make sure you are washing your makeup brushes at least once a week, and your hair brush at least once a month. Using a mild shampoo in warm water works wonders, and for spot cleaning I have even devised my own brush cleaner. You can find the recipe here.
Watch what you are drinking. Try to cut out soda, coffee, and alcohol. Drink plenty of water. An easy way to look down right Prunella is to dehydrate that skin of yours. Alcohol is probably the worst. Sure, maybe you feel fancy drinking a glass of wine every night, but your skin does not like it very much. It’s not mad, just disappointed.
Let your brows grow in. Trust me, this is not easy at first. It has taken so much self control to avoid plucking my eyebrows for the last year, but my god I am glad I did it. I now have fuller, younger looking brows (which is very in style right now). I can shape them how I like and I don’t have two skinny, hairy worms sitting above my eyes.
See a dermatologist for a skin checkup. You see a dentist and an eye doctor once a year. Why not a yearly skin check-up? It sounds so cliche, but early detection of any major problems (I dare not say the “C” word) is crucial and it’s best to be on your game.
Smile. That’s all. Don’t be a grump-butt and you will always be successful at looking prettier.
That’s some pretty groundbreaking stuff am I right?
I, for one am so excited for 2013. 2012 has been such a huge life-changing year, and I know that with everything that I have planned for 2013 that it’s only going to get better. I would also like to take this moment to thank you all for taking part in making 2012 such a great year for me. I have received so much love and support for Alkeme Beauty that it is overwhelming, and it has encouraged me to keep growing and growing.
Have a safe and happy new year! New Years Eve kisses to all of you!
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